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2019 PXG 0311 ST: Precision defined in a fully milled iron

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After a lot of speculation, including by yours truly, it’s official: Parsons Xtreme Golf is releasing the fully milled 2019 PXG 0311 ST irons to the public in 2019.

Known for its meticulous engineering and manufacturing processes, the company is taking it to the next level with the introduction of the 2019 PXG 0311 ST irons. Building off the success of the milled wedges, the ST (Super Tour) irons are 100 percent milled from a triple-forged billets of 8620 soft carbon steel.

The strong, yet “soft” 8620 helps prolong the life of the grooves compared to other softer steels often used by other manufacturers, and it sacrifices nothing when it comes to feel or performance. Since they are milled start to finish, the human element for error has been eliminated—every surface, curve, and draft angle are produced to exacting specifications to ensure each and every iron head built exactly as it should be.

2019 PXG 0311 ST cavity

Even though the 2019 PXG 0311 ST is a pure blade iron, it still features PXG’s signature Perimeter Weighting Technology, which utilizes small tungsten screws around the perimeter of the head. All of this in a smaller package with a narrow sole, and compact heel-to-toe blade length for added workability.

Compared to every other iron in the PXG lineup, the 2019 PXG 0311 ST Blade has the highest CG (center of gravity) to offer better players lower launch and more spin—the type of control demanded by the best players in the world.

Although you won’t be able to just walking into a retailer and grab a set off the wall, PXG is offering golfers the opportunity to reserve their set beginning August 12th.

2019 PXG 0311 ST availability, price

Each set of 100 percent milled custom will be built from scratch and priced at $650 a stick. Based on the time involved, sets are expected to start shipping in late September.

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Ryan Barath is part of the Digital Content Creation Team for GolfWRX. He hosts the "On Spec" Podcast on the GolfWRX Radio Network which focuses on discussing everything golf, including gear, technology, fitting, and course architecture. He is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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15 Comments

  1. Travisty

    Aug 14, 2019 at 11:42 am

    I love that companies are skyrocketing prices while moving towards 8620 carbon steel and then trying to convince you that it’s better. PING Blueprint, PXG (any of them), and maybe others all using a cheaper, harder steel and yet charging you out the nose for it. At these prices these should be fully milled from 1015 carbon steel.

  2. Deron

    Aug 13, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    I loved the look of these back in late 90’s when Mizuno released them as the “T-Zoid True” irons. Golf has become nothing more than people copying past designs, slapping a premium price on it and calling it innovative.

    • steven

      Sep 7, 2019 at 4:21 pm

      Deron, I agree with you I play PXG Woods but these irons looks so much like irons from years past. What amazing each manufactures say each new set of iron made will add another 5-10 yds to game. With all the new set of clubs that I have owned over the years my carry distance should be 500 yards for irons and at least a 1000 with wood. YEA Right

  3. Dan

    Aug 13, 2019 at 12:24 pm

    Can someone try and explain to be why, after a millennia of ‘hand made’ being a selling point, they’re using a CNCd block of a metal as a justification for a super premium price point?

  4. Cody Reeder

    Aug 13, 2019 at 10:32 am

    looks great, too bad I will never be able to come close to affording something like this..

  5. dat

    Aug 13, 2019 at 9:46 am

    “If they aren’t FIVE or SIX figures for a set, I’m uninterested.” – Saudi Oil Sheikh.

    Bob Parsons – “Hold my beer”

  6. Jack

    Aug 13, 2019 at 3:30 am

    1 club can buy a whole set! Wow. They do look really nice though.

  7. Don

    Aug 12, 2019 at 11:39 pm

    Wow ????

  8. Dave r

    Aug 12, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Ridiculous!

  9. Gerald Teigrob

    Aug 12, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I never understood how Bob Parsons could bring out an iron that only sponsored players or top winning players could afford. Now he’s trying to reach out to us average joes…not sure where that’s going. If it has PGX name on it…you will need a second mortgage to pay for it. Nobody makes golf clubs that expensive other than Miura and PXG!

    • Ted

      Aug 13, 2019 at 8:28 am

      People are going to buy it, He knows he can change anything he wants at this point.

    • Beachie

      Aug 14, 2019 at 3:50 pm

      I bought a set of Miuras that were 9.5 mint and never hit from 2nd Swing for $650, they perform amazing and feel amazing. I can’t see ever spending the same for one club.

  10. Pelling

    Aug 12, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    What new in the Taylormade lawsuit?

  11. HappyDuffer

    Aug 12, 2019 at 5:01 pm

    Pushing the boundaries of how expense can we make a chunk of metal at the end of shaft to new limits. Congratulations PXG!

    • HappyDuffer

      Aug 12, 2019 at 5:03 pm

      errr… “expensive” that is. (not expense)

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Driver: Titleist TS4 (10.5 degrees, A1 SureFit setting, 2-gram weight)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Kuro Kage XTS 80 X

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It seems like pretty much everyone on the planet has an idea of what clubs Tiger has in play at any given moment. Especially now in the age of social media. However, his bag was still analyzed and tracked immensely from the beginning of his arrival on the golf scene. Point is, when the guy switches anything out, the world will know.

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Always known to have a True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft in his driver, Tiger and the Nike team wanted something a bit lighter, all while maintaining the stiffness profile of his X100.

We now introduce you to the 118-gram DGSLX100 Tiger Proto (a stock Dynamic Gold X100 shaft is 130 grams).

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In theory, this was Tiger accepting the fact that he was going to have to get used to the feeling of a lighter shaft to begin the inevitable transition into graphite, which ultimately happened for good in 2004.

With the mystery of his bag completely gone these days with minute-to-minute reporting, I thought it kind of nice to still have a couple of nuggets to discover.

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